Parco della Gioia is an ambitious project that stems from the idea of enhancing a vast urban area in the Magliana area in Rome. The Égalité Association, which has been committed for years to promoting social inclusion and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda, has decided to transform this urban void into an inclusive urban park with renewable energy.
The project, entrusted to the Roman architect Giancarlo Zema in collaboration with Paulownia4Planet, it wants to be an example of urban regeneration for all those difficult and peripheral city realities, with the aim of eliminating inequalities and mending the territory. Parco della Gioia wants to be a green lung of the neighborhood, where citizens, adults and children, can spend time outdoors, practicing activities in the name of environmental sustainability.
The park will be characterized by the presence of a Paulownia forest, a plant that absorbs more CO2 in the world than other common tree species. The project also includes the creation of paths for the disabled, inclusive play areas, botanical gardens, eco-laboratories and an open-air theatre. All the park's systems will be self-powered by photovoltaic panels, design wind turbines and off-grid photovoltaic lighting, thanks to the installation of a series of sculptural elements of smart street furniture: lanterns, shamrocks and tulips, for a total of 80kWp.
Parco della Gioia will be the first inclusive renewable energy urban park in Rome and will represent an example of sustainable urban regeneration. Its creation will be an important step towards the goal of making cities increasingly ecological and sustainable, starting right from the suburbs. The Parco della Gioia della Magliana will be the real redemption of the Roman suburbs, a meeting and leisure place where citizens can spend time in harmony with nature and share life and community experiences.